Life is a Circus

The Miniature Museum of Architecture

Ironically, this collection is one of the largest of its kind.

In 2007, after working for 20 years in construction, architectural designer Gilles Maheux realized that he was so busy, he was missing out on his 12-year-old son’s childhood. So Maheux suggested to his son, Steven, that they start building together – and get to work on a gigantic model city. In 2010 he quit his job, and together they started what became known as Ludovica Miniland. 

In the years since, Ludovica Miniland has become a company specializing in building miniature versions of some of the greatest architectural projects in the world. The Miniature Museum of Architecture houses replicas of buildings from the Roman Empire, the Taj Mahal, the Vatican, the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Big Ben, and much more. Visitors to the museum can experience miniature panoramas of San Francisco, Montreal, Dubai, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, and much more. 

The museum calls itself “the largest Legoland type park in the world.” In addition to allowing Maheux to pursue his dream with his son, Ludovica Miniland offers visitors a fun way to learn about great architectural achievements.  

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